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University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison has bucked national CT colonography (CTC) non reimbursement policy and delivered the exam as a screening option for eligible patients since 2004. Credit for the unique program largely rests with Perry J. Pickhardt, MD, UW radiologist. The program also demonstrates the power of radiology leadership.

Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 years may epitomize the phrase penny wise and pound foolish, according to a National Public Radio feature.

Scientists at the ATR Computation Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, have found a way to predict what a person is dreaming about based on fMRI scans of dreamers.

As radiation exposure continues to grab headlines and patients ply physicians with questions, more providers are transitioning to low-dose imaging. However, the road to low-dose CT is riddled with potholes.

As healthcare providers strive to tap into patient engagement and radiologists attempt to personalize their specialty, it may pay to walk a mile in patients’ shoes. Cleveland Clinic provides viewers a lens into patients’ thoughts and struggles in this brief, but compelling, video. It’s a poignant reminder that pausing to consider the person behind the patient might just make one a better provider.

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., have created a 3D anatomical model by combining CT scans with 3D printing technology.

World class healthcare. It’s everyone’s vision and the ultimate goal. Getting there will be hard work. Gregory Goldstein, MD, president of MetisMD, detailed three strategies to help primary care providers tap into the wealth of expertise lurking behind the reading room door in in HuffPost Healthy Living April 3. They are: ask questions of radiologists, communicate with imagers before the exam and leverage technology for collaborative image viewing. Though the advice targets clinicians, the savviest radiologists are taking steps to assist clinicians with these strategies.

Researchers at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities are working on a system to view and treat bladder tumors that could eventually make an uncomfortable procedure both more tolerable and easier to perform.

In the imaging community, we are beyond well-versed in the hassles, inefficiencies and costs associated with CD-based image sharing. A feature published April 1 in The Wall Street Journal examined the RSNA Image Share through the lens of a 5-year patient and her family.

President Barack Obama announced the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, a $100 million research investment project, during an April 2 event at the White House.

Thought leaders aim to re-invent performance evaluation and measure factors like collaboration and patient satisfaction. 

Imaging faces ongoing measures aimed at reining in utilization. Smart practices have tapped into a variety of strategies to boost appropriate use.